From movies to music, fashion to food, our critics bring you the big tickets over the coming monhts.MOVIES1 Black ’47, out nowRevenge thriller set during the Irish Famine. Hugo Weaving, Barry Keoghan and Stephen Rea star.2 American Animals,out nowQuirky heist movie about college students stealing valuable books. Barry Keoghan and Evan Peters star.3 The Little Stranger, September 21Lenny Abrahamson adapts Sarah Waters’ tale of psychological suspense, starring Domhnall Gleeson and Ruth Wilson.4 The House With a Clock in its Walls, September 21Cate Blanchett and Jack Black star in an offbeat tale of fantasy and magic, directed by Eli Roth.5 The Wife, September 28Glenn Close stars as the long-suffering wife of a womanising literary author (Jonathan Pryce). Adapted from Meg Wolitzer’s novel.6 A Star is Born, October 5Yet another remake of the old Hollywood chestnut, with Bradley Cooper directing Lady Gaga.7 Johnny English Strikes Again, October 5Rowan Atkinson returns as … [Read more...] about Hot 100: All the best movies, books and food to kick the September blues
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A Welsh freestyle footballer, long distance singers and bog snorkellers are among those featured in the latest edition of the Guinness World Records. Ash Randall , 29, who once completed the Cardiff Half Marathon while doing keepy uppies, holds the record for the longest time controlling a football with the soles of his feet whilst on the roof of a moving car. Meanwhile, Welsh singer Shân Cothi holds the world record for the greatest distance between people singing a duet. She teamed up with Argentinian singer Andres Evans for a historic performance that took place 12,120 km (7,531 miles) apart, with Cothi singing her part in Cardiff while Evans sang from Gaiman in Argentina. The duet formed part of celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of the first Welsh settlers arriving in the Patagonian area of Argentina in 1865. Another record is for the number of entrants for a World Bog Snorkelling Championship. This reached 200 on August 31, 2009, at Waen Rhydd peat bog, Llanwrtyd … [Read more...] about The weird and wonderful entries in the 2019 Guinness Book of Records
In pictures: The weird world of record breakers You might ask the question ‘Why?’, but Rolf Buchholz joins a host of achievers in the new Guinness Book of Records for the most Body Modifications (male). The latest catalogue of extreme feats also includes Betty Goedhart, 85, who soared to the top of the list to become the oldest performing female flying trapeze artist.Ms Goedhart, from California, proved it is never too late, having taken up classes aged 78.Chef-turned-DJ Sumiko Iwamura, 83, offered sage advice after being named the oldest professional club DJ.The restaurant owner from Tokyo, who spins the decks for crowds after finishing her shift as a cook, said: “Try something and don’t give up ... there are opportunities lying around every corner.”Canine companions also made their presence felt, skipping and jumping their way into the record books.Feather and Geronimo surprised owner Samantha Valle, 31, from Maryland in the US, by showing off their … [Read more...] about The weird world of record breakers
A man with more than 500 body modifications is among a raft of new weird and wonderful 2019 Guinness World Record holders. Rolf Buchholz now has an astonishing 516 modifications, and even plans to add more, having had his first aged 50. He is among the weird and wonderful recordbreakers to feature in the latest Guinness Book of World Records, which is published today. The 59-year-old, from Dortmund in Germany, said he “started with tattoos and piercings", and added: "I liked it and I did more and more.” And he continued: “It is so great to be in the book. It is something special. I am very proud to be in the book.” He has the most body modifications of any man in the world, according to the records. Other unusual entries in the book include... Most fire-breathing backflips in one minute Ryan Luney, 22, learned to do backflips when he was eight, but has since added an extreme element of danger to his craft. And he earned a place in the records by completing 14 … [Read more...] about Guinness World Records 2019 announced
While you're at it: Lake Ontario's winelands, nestled between Toronto and Niagara Falls, make for a great day trip from the big city (winecountryontario.ca). Do it: cabottrail.travel 13. Take off HeliSkiing in British Columbia Are you bored of run-of-the-mill ski lifts and blue slopes? Craving a little more excitement on your skis? Well, throw a helicopter into the mix, and adventure is all but guaranteed. On this jaunt, a chopper will drop you into the stunning mountain wilderness of British Columbia for an off-piste experience you'll never forget. The terrain is huge, and the log cabins you'll sleep in are utterly adorable. - NB While you're at it: Practise your Torvill and Dean moves at the Olympic Plaza in Whistler (whistler.com), which opens as an ice rink in the winter. Do it: Scott Dunn (scottdunn.com) has an eight-night luxury, bespoke Ski Canada Adventure itinerary from €8,100pps B&B, including flights and transfers. 14. Skate on the Canal in Ottawa The 202km-long … [Read more...] about The Canadian Bucket List: 30 things to do in Canada before you die!